Autumn

What an exciting season of change, colors, and fun experiences! I love autumn for the opportunities to talk about the changing of the seasons, watch the leaves change colors and fall to the ground, and take opportunities to go to an apple orchard or pumpkin patch! There are tons of natural learning opportunities as well as ways to incorporate this fun season into play.

Here are some ideas of concepts that were in my mind while creating the plan for the fall season, and for you to think of as you work to engage your child in play that suits their needs and interests! By no means is this list exhaustive, so if you have a special fall holiday or favorite vehicle or hobby that is not on this list make sure you include it with your child as a special part of your own family!

General Concepts: Apples, orchard, pumpkin, pumpkin patch, trees, farm, harvest, corn beans

Weather: Change, cooler, windy, warmer clothes

Holidays: Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving

Occupations: Bus driver, teacher, farmer

Vehicles: Combine, tractor, school bus

Colors: Orange, yellow, red, brown

Sports & Hobbies: Football, volleyball, soccer

Ask lot’s of questions, be descriptive, but most of all enjoy your time together and happy playing!

Fall preview collage 2

September Materials List

Week 1 September 4-8

Finger Paint

Bean Scoop

Fall Puzzle

Sort Leaves

Apple Slices and Nut Butter

Week 2 September 11-15

Apple Stamp

Bean Scoop

Flashlight Find

Pumpkin Patch Match

Apple Pie Pockets

Week 3 September 18-22

Leaf Collage

Bean Scoop

Fall Puzzle

Nature Walk

Applesauce

Week 4 September 25-29

Leaf Rubbing

Bean Scoop

Flashlight Find

Pumpkin Patch Match

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October Materials List

Week 5 October 2-6

Torn Paper Apple

Pipe Cleaner Colander

Fall Puzzle

Pumpkin Patch Match

Donut Hole Acorns

Week 6 October 9-13

Make a Pumpkin

Bean Scoop

Flashlight Find

Nature Walk

Pumpkin Pie Poptarts

Week 7 October 16-20

Paint a Pumpkin

Bean Scoop

Flashlight Find

Carve a Pumpkin

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Week 8 October 23-27

Decorate a Pumpkin

Pumpkin Seed Transport

Fall Puzzle

Pumpkin Patch Match

Mummy Pizzas

Week 9 October 30-November 3

Form a Pumpkin

Bean Scoop

Fall Puzzle

Sort Leaves

Pumpkin Pie Muffins

November Materials List

Week 10 November 6-10

Leaf Stamp

Pipe Cleaner Colander

Fall Puzzle

Pumpkin Patch Match

Leaf Sugar Cookies

Week 11 November 13-17

Turkey Roll

Bean Scoop

Flashlight Find

Sort Leaves

Your Favorite Fall Treat

Week 12 November 20-24

Bean Turkey

Pipe Cleaner Colander

Flashlight Find

Nature Walk

Pilgrim Hats

Week 13: Fall Favorites November 27-December 1

TBD

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